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Community and global support growing for striking drivers

Date of Release: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Community support for the striking Toll/BP drivers is growing, and supporters are keen to see an end to this dispute so the workers can return to the job.

Wages and truth both casualties in Toll’s drive to clear name

Date of Release: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Recent comments by Toll on an industry website would not stand up to independent scrutiny, says the drivers union.

Pickets to step up as Toll refuses to budge on wage increase

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Striking petroleum drivers have decided to step up protest action after talks between Toll and FIRST Union failed to reach a settlement.

Pickets of BP service stations suspended as talks with Toll resume

Date of Release: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pickets of BP services stations due to get underway this afternoon in Wellington and Christchurch have been suspended following developments late yesterday.

Global union weighs in on NZ dispute

Date of Release: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The global union representing workers in the petroleum industry has weighed in on a New Zealand industrial dispute, showing its support for striking Toll/BP drivers.

Demonstrations spreading nationwide

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Pickets at BP services stations in support of striking Northland Toll/BP drivers will spread nationwide this week, as actions are being planned in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Interest rate caps needed to rein in loan sharks

Date of Release: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Without interest rate caps imposed on them, loan sharks will still bite, FIRST Union says.

Pay rates a part of the solution for truck driver shortage

Date of Release: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014

The drivers’ union is supporting moves for enhanced training and development for truck drivers, but says that in some cases poor pay rates remain a problem.

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